We have been busy with the weather getting warmer and have lots to share about the happenings on Piney Creek.
We had a great Earth Day, picking up over 200 bags of trash and gads of tires and other large debris. A big thanks to the residents of Glade, United Bank of Sophia, Brian's Safehouse, Beckley Pride, WVU Tech and the residents who helped clean up Rt. 19. Together we kept A LOT of roadside and Creekside trash out of Piney Creek!
Girl Scout Tree Promise
The Girl Scouts have set out to plant 5 million trees across the United States by then end of 2025. Climate Change is one of the biggest concern for teen girls and the Girls Scouts have united their network of girls to work toward a solution.
45 (?) Girls from Raleigh County gathered at Woodrow Wilson to plant trees and live stakes at the newly developed wetland. The girls also learned how water moves around a city, how that ties to a wetland, what is an invasive species and why we Leave no Trace when we're in the wilderness.
Piney Creek Watershed Association led the effort, but we could not have pulled it off without our friends at the DEP, the National Park Service, the National Park Conservancy, Green River Garden Center and of course the Girl Scouts. Their efforts improved the lifetime and sustainability of the WWHS wetland, by planting over 500(?) new sprouts and we'll all get to see the growth over the years to come.
Earth Day Soiree
And finally we celebrated!! We invited all our friends to Weathered Ground for live music, raffles, silent Upcycled Art Auction and a community art project. We recruited new supporters, educated on how water moves and spent time together enjoying a beautiful day.
You want to know the best part? We had a beer named for us!! The Piney Creek Farmhouse Ale was a hit and it was a special thing seeing our name tied to a beer all our friends we're drinking through the festivities! A special thanks to Weathered Ground for hosting, and all our partners for donating their time and talents to make the day a hit!
We love a few things at PCWA, and through April we got to most of them! Preserve Piney Creek, Plant new life, Educate on watersheds and hang our with our friends! We're off to a great start, making the most of the warm months in West Virginia.
We'll see you down stream!